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    Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection that usually affects the lungs.It can be very serious, particularly for people living with HIV who have a low CD4 count.TB can...

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  • Fast, Cheap Testing for Tuberculosis? Soon It May Be Possible

    Diagnosing a lung disease like tuberculosis with a urine test may seem illogical, but a group of American researchers is now a step closer to that goal. Scientists at George Mason University have improved by at least 100 times the accuracy of testing for a sugar shed by tuberculosis bacteria, meaning that a simple dipstick urine test may soon become possible.

    02 January 2018 | New York Times
  • 3 innovations that could transform TB diagnosis and care

    Ending global tuberculosis will require new diagnostic tools, new ways to support adherence to treatment, new drug regimens, and a vaccine, experts told Devex at the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health.

    18 October 2017 | Devex
  • TB/HIV outreach finding patients in remote South Africa

    A novel tuberculosis and HIV case-finding method effectively detected people with both diseases in a remote area of South Africa, according to researchers.

    10 May 2017 | Healio
  • ‘Significant success’ in reducing TB and HIV/Aids in SA’s prisons

    Data presented at a five-day stakeholder meeting shows ‘significant success in screening and treatment for tuberculosis in Free State, Northern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal prisons.

    16 March 2017 | Medical Brief
  • IDSA Guidelines Recommend Newer Tests to Diagnose Tuberculosis

    Patients at risk for latent or active tuberculosis (TB) infection should be assessed with newer tests, including interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) and molecular diagnostics, recommend guidelines on TB diagnosis developed by the American Thoracic Society (ATS), Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Advances in testing prompted the first new guidelines on TB diagnosis in 17 years.

    19 December 2016 | IDSA
  • The Lancet: Migrants screened for active tuberculosis pose negligible risk of spreading infection but can still get disease later

    Tuberculosis incidence in the UK has declined over the past four years, with fewer numbers of new migrants diagnosed with the disease. A new study, published in The Lancet finds that migrants arriving on visas to the UK from countries at high risk of TB and who were pre-screened for TB, pose a negligible risk of onwards infection, despite being at increased risk of developing TB themselves.

    13 October 2016 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • New insight into the progression of tuberculosis infection

    A new study suggests it may be possible to predict which people infected with TB will develop the disease.

    07 September 2016 | Imperial College London
  • New TB skin test safe, easy to use

    A new skin test for latent M. tuberculosis, was safe and easy to use, and addresses the problem of false positive skin test results in patients who have received the BCG vaccine, according to data presented at the American Thoracic Society 2016 International Conference.

    24 May 2016 | Healio
  • Leave no one behind: Stop TB Partnership launches seven key population briefs

    The Stop TB Partnership today launched a series of briefs on TB key populations recognizing that reaching everyone with services, diagnostics, treatment and care is essential to ending the TB epidemic.

    17 May 2016 | Stop TB Partnership
  • Low cost, 25 min TB-test could help reduce tuberculosis death rate among patients with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa

    A low cost, easy to use, urine test to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) among patients with HIV could help reduce the TB death rate of HIV-positive patients in hospital, according to a new study published in The Lancet today.

    14 March 2016 | Science Daily
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